Chukuri (Hybrid Special)
Unique and fascinating knife KHHI has ever produced.. eagle handle, dual edge blades, leather scabbard, shape of kukri
Chukuri; a special Hybrid kukri-bowie knife; the fusion of traditional knife & modern features; an exceptional experiment of indisputable supremacy.
The unique name and the design...
Chukuri is the unique and most fascinating knife Khukuri House Handicraft Industry has ever designed and produced. It is actually the combination or experiment of the two most common knives of Nepal, “Churi” and “Kukri” and hence the name. The shape, style, and features show both the parental characters at it’s best. The spine of the Chukuri with sharp edge at the head section reflects the character taken from a “Churi” and the front arch belly portion from a “Khukuri”. This unusual yet striking shape with sharp edges on both sides make this a unique masterpiece that can be an honest tool, a loyal friend or an enemy’s worst nightmare. The combination of beauty and the beast of two famous authentic knives, have made this knife an exceptional experiment of indisputable supremacy.
Chukuri is originally designed, created, manufactured, and released by Khukuri House Handicraft Industry (KHHI) Nepal on 10th Aug 2006. After the huge success of eagle handle kukri with handle guard, KHHI designed this knife with more special specs, features, and functionalities. Chukuri rolled out the market with a great hit and the same design is copied and sold by almost all the Nepalese kukri house (vendors).
Which features make Chukuri a 'special Hybrid knife' ?
Blade:: It has high carbon steel as in all khukuris with a twist at the head portion as seen in the picture. This curve is also made sharp and much more pointed at the tip for piercing and tearing apart through upward movement. Chukuri is both a hacking and stabbing maniac. The major attraction of this knife is the spine of the blade with dual sharp edges.
Handle:: Special handle is designed for heavy stressful assignments, swiftness and safety. Typical khukuri shaped handle is replaced by KHHI’s exclusive handle where the top front portion is erected from the actual surface/level to protect the using handle; the erected contour will ensure the hand stays restricted within the handle so it can be prevented from slipping towards the sharp edge of the khukuri blade. The design and shape of the handle is crafted to give the best possible and fast handling. The full flat tang goes all the way through the handle, glued to the buffalo horn pieces and further riveted to strengthen the whole fixture. The regular butt cap (pommel) is discarded but the naked tang pops out of the handle where a circular hole is made as a lanyard hole (wrist cord). Water buffalo horn is used for the handle to match with the special scabbard of the “Chukuri”.
Scabbard:: Chukuri comes with a normal buffalo leather scabbard for strength and durability. A leather cord is also fitted to hold the knife firmly in the user’s thigh to prevent from wobbling while in motion. It has a single frog loop for the belt to go through as depicted in the picture. Unlike other knives, the two small knives (Karda and Chakmak) are completely discarded to make the knife as light as possible to carry around; an extra benefit to the user.
Size of blade: 9 inch
Materials: Water buffalo upper leather scabbard, water buffalo riveted full flat tang horn handle, buffalo leather cord
Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, NEPAL
From November 17, 2022, the default handle material is Black Micarta. You can choose HORN from the handle material option and depends on availability.
Micarta is also available in Green Leaf and Brown Wood, please mention the color in the message box during checkout if you want to change the color.